She Gets What She Wants (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

She Gets What She Wants (2005)




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Starla Grady (Jane McGregor), the most popular girl at Splendona High School in Splendona, TX, is on top of the world. That is, at least, until foreign-exchange student Genevieve LePlouff (Piper Perabo) moves in with Starla's family. Starla's parents had hoped that Genevieve's tutoring would help raise Starla's French grade, which had dropped dangerously low. At first, like Starla's other followers, Genevieve seems in awe of her charmed existence. However, when Genevieve's story of misfortune and lost love is featured in the school newspaper, Starla feels the winds begin to change. Before she knows it, Genevieve has stolen all of her best friends, her boyfriend, her position on the cheerleading squad, and her status as the most popular girl in school. Starla, not one to go down without a fight, sets out to expose Genevieve as the lying backstabber she truly is. Slap Her...She's French is directed by veteran thirtysomething actress Melanie Mayron.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Lamar Damon, Robert Lee King
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 22, 2005
LionsGate Entertainment - Official Site


Piper Perabo
as Genevieve LePlouff
Jane McGregor
as Starla Grady
Trent Ford
as Ed Mitchell
Michael McKean
as Monsieur Duke
Julie White
as Bootsie Grady
Brandon Smith (I)
as Arnie Grady
Jesse James
as Randolph Grady
Nicki Lynn Aycox
as Tanner Jennings
Alexandra Adi
as Ashley Lopez
Matt Czuchry
as Kyle Fuller
Cristen Coppen
as Doreen Gilmore
Mary Portser
as Kimmy Sue Sprinkle
Jerry Cotton
as Sheriff
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Critic Reviews for She Gets What She Wants

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (3)

A gratingly unfunny groaner littered with zero-dimensional, unlikable characters and hackneyed, threadbare comic setups.

August 22, 2002
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Good-looking but relentlessly lowbrow outing plays like Clueless Does South Fork.

Full Review… | August 1, 2002
Top Critic

...even if one were willing to overlook the downright aimless storyline, there's still the dearth of laughs and muddled character motives to contend with.

Full Review… | January 31, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

The humor is sharp and the satirical targets are mercilessly skewered.

Full Review… | August 13, 2005

Slap her - she's not funny! No French people were harmed during the making of this movie, but they were insulted and the audience was put through torture for an hour and a half.

Full Review… | June 8, 2003

[Mayron] manages to keep things affectionate even while she's sending things up higher than a full moon over Texas.

Full Review… | November 1, 2002
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Audience Reviews for She Gets What She Wants


I know this movie by the title "slap her, she's french".
Absolutely loved it first time I saw it.
A rewatch a decade later has not been quite so kind - it's definitely somewhat silly in its plot (funny i never noticed that the motivations actually made no sense). But it's still a fun, trashy watch, and even better now it has the nostalgia thing happening. I pretty much wanted every outfit Piper wears. I don't really know what that says about me. It's not like they were meant to be fashionable outfits. She's quite a geek initially.
Piper Perabo really was a good actress. It's a shame she's not in much the days. Coyote Ugly is still an all time favourite of mine.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


It was okay.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

A brainless teen comedy to seat in from of the TV for a few laugh and to spend your spare time. This movie it is also known as "She Gets What She Wants". It also it is a teen remake of "All About Eve".

John Me

Super Reviewer

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